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EXPORT OF LIVE SHEEP FOR EID-EL-KABIR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 167: tabled on 09 January 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 110 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is concerned that in February and early March 2001 thousands of live UK sheep will be exported to France for outdoor religious slaughter without pre-stunning at the annual Eid-el-Kabir festival; is dismayed that it often takes the animals several minutes to die; notes that outdoor religious slaughter is illegal under both European Union and French law; notes that parts of Islamic law on the humane treatment of animals are broken during the festival in France in that sheep are regularly slaughtered in the presence of other sheep and blunt knives are used; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to do all it can to prevent the export of sheep for slaughter at the 2001 Eid-el-Kabir festival in France, to press the European Commission to institute infringement proceedings against France in respect of its failure to enforce the Community Directive prohibiting outdoor religious slaughter and to make every endeavour to bring the whole of the cruel live export trade to an end.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2001
Boston and Skegness
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2001
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2001
Isle of Wight
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Dumfries
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2001
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Castle Point
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Brigg and Goole
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Cynon Valley
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Coventry South
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Upminster
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Caerphilly
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2001
Southport
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2001
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2001
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2001
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Harwich
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2001
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Feltham and Heston
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Ealing, Southall
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2001
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
South Thanet
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Independent
Signed on 25 January 2001
Brent East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2001
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Thurrock
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Calder Valley
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 31 January 2001
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Crawley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Ilford North
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Harlow
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Coventry North West
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Rhondda
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2001
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Chatham and Aylesford
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 9 January 2001
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
West Bromwich East
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
City of Durham
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Dartford
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2001
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2001
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2001
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Brighton, Kemptown
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Wigan
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Enfield, Southgate
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Conwy
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.